The AFL wants 22 teams. Name your next four.

Remove this Banner Ad

Kappa

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 7, 2014
23,743
30,001
AFL Club
Collingwood
The USA has 50 states. Australia has 7. Not hard to have 6 teams out of 7 is lt.
I'm sure if the USA had only 7 states they would have NFL, NBA, in all of them.
Only a fool would think that the AFL is a national comp when a rusted on AF state like Tassie has no AFL team

Dumb dumb argument, one day you'll understand why.

America has teams where it makes financial sense, they don't hand out teams just so more states can have a team.. get a grip ffs.
 

Log in to remove this ad.

Seedsfan

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 10, 2013
13,949
8,530
AFL Club
Collingwood
Dumb dumb argument, one day you'll understand why.

America has teams where it makes financial sense, they don't hand out teams just so more states can have a team.. get a grip ffs.
Exactly, while Aussie in exile may take a pot shot at the current expansion sides they both are in areas of high growth and in time will be profitable
 

Aussie in exile

Club Legend
Nov 21, 2013
2,692
1,622
AFL Club
Melbourne
Dumb dumb argument, one day you'll understand why.

America has teams where it makes financial sense, they don't hand out teams just so more states can have a team.. get a grip ffs.
Exactly, while Aussie in exile may take a pot shot at the current expansion sides they both are in areas of high growth and in time will be profitable
Remind me again how much the AFL has to pump into GWS and the Suns every year just to keep treading water at best.
These 2 clubs will always be huge financial blackholes for the game and will have to be wet nursed for ever
 

The_JHF_Clinic

Draftee
Nov 15, 2021
7
13
AFL Club
North Melbourne
1. Tasmania.
2. Canberra-Murray (representing ACT, Albury-Wodonga and Riverina regions).
3. NT (co-location with a smaller Vic club).
4. Whichever is ready and needed first out of: a) 3rd WA / b) QLD (co-location between NQ and Sunny Coast) / c) North Sydney (with a few games in Newcastle).
 
Last edited:

Pippen94

Club Legend
Jun 12, 2019
2,387
852
AFL Club
Sydney
There isn’t a sporting league in the world that represents every single region in that country, they still call themselves national leagues, dumb argument.

Sheffield Sheild represents every state. Of course cricket is a national sport tho..
 

eastfreo75

Brownlow Medallist
Feb 11, 2011
12,973
12,353
pakenham
AFL Club
Fremantle
The USA has 50 states. Australia has 7. Not hard to have 6 teams out of 7 is lt.
I'm sure if the USA had only 7 states they would have NFL, NBA, in all of them.
Only a fool would think that the AFL is a national comp when a rusted on AF state like Tassie has no AFL team
Is New Zealand the 7th state?
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

Pippen94

Club Legend
Jun 12, 2019
2,387
852
AFL Club
Sydney
ah okay, so you get to decide the ACT and NT are not part of the national? Thanks for the brilliant logic as always pippen

Just basic general knowledge. Nt has been knocked back from being a state because of size. Australia has only 6 states meeting that standard. National comp should feature all states.
 

Kappa

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 7, 2014
23,743
30,001
AFL Club
Collingwood
Just basic general knowledge. Nt has been knocked back from being a state because of size. Australia has only 6 states meeting that standard. National comp should feature all states.

why must a national comp have all states but not the capital? Because some kid called pippen says so?
 

Pippen94

Club Legend
Jun 12, 2019
2,387
852
AFL Club
Sydney
so territories are not part of the nation? Thanks for clearing that up.

There are at least ten territories most with population smaller than afl itself. Smart person would draw line at states. Right now competition doesn't even meet this.

Not national
 

The_JHF_Clinic

Draftee
Nov 15, 2021
7
13
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Next 4 will be Tasmania, 3rd wa, 3rd sa & 2nd Tasmania
Tasmania should definitely be the next club to enter the AFL, but it’s extremely unlikely they’ll ever be able to host 2 clubs. For that to occur, the population would have to boom in the coming decades to over 1m. Can’t see that happening.
 

Coolangatta

Premiership Player
Oct 27, 2007
3,711
3,167
Western Australia
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
I like the original post about Tas, NT, a 3rd WA team, and Canberra. But I'd imagine there'd be a third SA side and a NQLD side, then every state would have a "third" team if you count ACT as an extra NSW one.

With 22 teams, everyone could play each other once + a rivalry round, but I don't know what the rivalry round would look like apart from the QLD, WA, SA, and NSW derbies. Perhaps a TAS v NT "derby" could be conjured.

With 24 teams you could have a 23 round season, no double ups. fu** conferences.
 

Adelaide Hawk

Hall of Famer
Sep 21, 2002
49,849
42,211
Adelaide
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Other Teams
Norwood
Metho Old Girls' 1st XVIII
Odnagalabie 3rds
Elvis Presley Impersonators
Murray River Whale Watchers Association
 

weewilly

Team Captain
Jul 18, 2003
392
177
Other Teams
Swans
Los Angeles,Shanghai,London and Auckland = the World Australian Football League shown on Fox sports!
 
Last edited:

Remove this Banner Ad

Remove this Banner Ad